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Film Talk

TUJ Adjunct Fellow Rene Duignan: Winning a War on Suicide

Wednesday, November 21, 2012   19:00 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Rene Duignan

SCREENING w/ DIRECTOR’S Q&A : SAVING 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide
In a war on suicide, who is the enemy? ‘Saving 10,000’ is the story of an personal quest to uncover the true causes of the high suicide rate in Japan. The findings include the Japanese media`s perverse love affair with suicide, cruel economic pressures, and an outdated mental health care system. The movie was a two-year grass-roots project featuring almost 100 interviews. With the help of front-line experts and ordinary Japanese, many touched by the tragedy of suicide, the movie delivers practical proposals on how Japan can win a war on suicide. The movie’s director, Dr. Rene Duignan, will be at the screening and will answer questions after the showing.
Trailer: www.saving10000.com

[Early reviews of Saving 10,000:]
The film has been screened at Foreign Correspondent’s Club Japan and Dr. Duignan has been interviewed by CNN among others.
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Rene Duignan’s important new documentary is a fascinating and much needed probe into one of Japan’s hidden corners. It deserves to be seen by a large audience.
David McNeill, Journalist for The Economist, The Independent and the Irish Times.
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“Saving 10,000 details a compendium of outrages tolerated and even encouraged by society that have kept Japan a world leader in suicide. Incredibly moving.
Sam Jameson – Former Tokyo Bureau Chief of LA Times and Chicago Tribune.
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“Japan’s love affair with suicide is a tragic relationship. This movie clearly shows it is time for a break-up!”
Jake Adelstein – Crime Journalist and Author of Tokyo Vice.
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Date & Time:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012   19:00 - 21:00 (Doors open at 18:30)
Venue:
International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH)
Japan
Registration:
Walk-ins are welcome, but as space may be limited, please kindly RSVP to: miorioka@post.harvard.edu

This event is organized by Harvard Club of Japan.

Speaker:

Rene Duignan